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Visiting Fellows Program

The Visiting Fellows Program permits international postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to conduct research and train at the NIH. Prior to their arrival at NIH, Visiting Fellows are provided with a handbook from the Division of International Services that contains information about many aspects of life in the United States, including what to bring, housing (there is no housing provided by the NIH), child care, local facilities and services, and community and cultural resources. Detailed program information can be found here . In order to have an appropriate placement, it is important to explore the research interests of the NIMH Principal Investigators to find a laboratory or branch that is conducting the research that most closely fits with the applicants research interests. NIMH IRP Principal Investigators and their research interests can be found here. Applicants should contact principal investigators directly to see if they have an opening in their laboratory. Openings are also listed online on the Office of Intramural Training and Education  website.

For more information on this program, prospective applicants should contact Aneka Reid in the Office of Fellowship Training.

There are no deadlines for applications as they are accepted on a “rolling admission” basis. Those who are chosen for a Visiting Fellow position opening will be asked to submit in English, their complete CV and bibliography, copies of degrees received, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. In addition, copies of passports of the applicant and dependents as well as current immigration information, if any are collected. Applications are accepted either by submitting the required documents directly to the laboratory or branch chief.

See additional information on International Postdoc Programs at the NIH  and see the NIH Postdoc handbook  provided by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

NIH Visiting Fellows’ Committee 
NIH Manual on the Visiting Program 

Please contact Aneka Reid for information regarding stipends and health insurance and/or go here .